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Old 01-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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My husband and I recently bought a used 55 gallon tank. Any suggestions on what is the best to use for cleaning it before we set it up for saltwater?
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You can use any kind of glass cleaner on it. Just be sure it is rinsed really good when you are done and it has ample time to dry before starting set up. I would avoid bleach products. I've heard you can use them, but why would you want to risk it.
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Feel free to ask anything you need to know about setting up your new tank and welcome to AA.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Thank you! We've been looking to set up a saltwater tank for a while now and are anxious to get started
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Remember to go slow and have patience. Saltwater tanks aren't perfected over night. You don't want to buy 6 fish and 15 corals over night. I recommend using live rock. Better filtration and it looks better.
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Many prefer to avoid chemicals and use water and vinegar
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Whats live rock?? Corals?
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Whats live rock?? Corals?
Live rock is rock from the ocean or an established tank with beneficial bacteria on it
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Thanks...is it necessary for a saltwater tank and expensive??
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Thanks...is it necessary for a saltwater tank and expensive??
99% of us use it for biological filtration, a place for fish to hide, and a place to put corals. It can be pricey but you can also get base rock which will turn live over time. I recommend starting your own thread for anymore questions so the original poster can have his/her questions answered.
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